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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, April 9, 2012


  • "Apple's iPad could become the next 'heroin': There's a thin line between a brand becoming ubiquitous and becoming generic. And no premium brand wants to be generic. Some experts say that Apple's iPad as a tablet-segment leader may now be facing that."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:14 AM
  • "Like 'Kleenex' to 'tissue', Apple's 'iPad' is the only tablet people know"  Associated Press 8:14 AM
  • "iPad prompts the question: What's in a brand name?" Associated Press 8:25 AM
  • "'iPad' is in danger of becoming a generic trademark – and that's great for Apple"  The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "A Tablet in Every Room: How to 'Think Different' About the Future" Techland 12:25 PM
  • "Apple faces tax scrutiny in the UK: The Government is under pressure to launch a crackdown after it emerged Apple paid just £10m in British tax in 2010 despite clocking up sales here worth an estimated £6bn." Telegraph 9:39 AM
  • "Now Apple's Being Investigated by the UK Taxman" Forbes 9:39 AM
  • "The Potential Impact of the Foxconn Factory Audit: The Fair Labor Association inspected the factories of Apple's major supplier, Foxconn, and unearthed some dirty labor practices. Fortunately, this could bring to light broader issues."  PC Magazine 11:50 AM
  • "How Apple, Foxconn, and others can address labor abuses in overseas factories: Why do we keep hearing about labor abuses in overseas factories like those of Apple-supplier Foxconn? Auditing and inspections are inadequate to solve the problem. Requiring companies to examine and publicly report on risks along their supply chains can help eliminate violations."  Christian Science Monitor 9:22 AM
  • "Is Apple fighting a losing battle in China? In the smartphone market, Apple is playing catch up with Samsung in China, the world's biggest mobile phone market."  ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple's hydrogen power plans fueled by Al Gore's conflict of interest? A conservative think tank is making fresh conflict of interest allegations against consumer electronics giant Apple and its most famous board member, former vice president and green energy advocate Al Gore." FOXNews 12:51 PM
  • "Did the dividend decision affect Apple's share price?" asymco 12:00 PM